Thomas George Wortley

“Sgt. Thomas George Wortley, “D Coy” 14th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles, Service No. 14/17063, died Messines 07-06-1917. Spanbroekmolen British Cemetary Grave C10.” Carrickfergus born; lived in Fleet Street, Belfast (Carrickfergus Roll Of Honour).

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Maple Gardens, Carrickfergus

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For Valour

The bravery of two Carrickfergus natives, which won each of them the VC, is recounted on the side-wall to a larger 14th Royal Irish Rifles mural. Pte. James Crichton served with New Zealand infantry in France (in WWI) and Sgt. Daniel Cambridge served in Crimea.

The Larches, Carrickfergus.

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Joint Manoeuvres

Wide shot of two Castlemara murals – one UDA, one UVF – previously seen in 2008. The fourth flag in the UFF mural is the flag of Ulster Nationalism (WP). Similarly, on the lamp-post fly both the UDA emblem and a flag commemorating the Ulster Volunteers in the 36th Division.

The Union Flag board is on North Road.

Castlemara Drive, Carrickfergus

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Carrickfergus RIR/UDR

“This cairn was erected in memory of Ranger Cyril Smith QGM 2nd battalion the Royal Irish Rangers 24th October 1990. Ranger Smith was killed rescuing a civilian driver who had been tied to a car bomb by terrorists. He succeeded in releasing the driver and helping him to safety. As he knowingly re-entered the danger area to warn his comrades the bomb detonated. For this action he was posthumously awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.”

“In memory of the part-time members of A Coy. 9 UDR who were murdered by terrorists: 24289588 Pte. Russell HJ 12-13th July 1972, 24582042 Pte. Carlton SA 8th January 1982, ex. A Coy: serving 5 UDR Lieutenant Kerr WC 2nd November 1977.”

(The UDR was merged with the RIR to form the Royal Irish Regiment in 1992.) Both memorials are adjacent to the larger WWI war memorial along Marine Highway, Carrickfergus.

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